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It’s The Thought That Counts
My 18TH Birthday was right around the corner and all I wished for was a brand new car. I could picture myself cruising around in an all black shiny BMW sports car with tinted windows. The morning of my birthday I woke up to the smell of warm chocolate cake fresh out the oven. I immediately ran downstairs greeted by both my parents and siblings. Everyone begin to sing happy birthday to me, as my parents wrapped blindfolds over my eyes. My heart started to race as they opened the front door & guided me towards the driveway. All I could think about was starting the engine to my 2011 BMW z4. Finally they ripped off the blindfolds and there it stood, a tiny 1984 Honda Civic. This car was not new to the family at all. In fact, this was my older brother’s street racing car. Maybe my parents thought I wouldn’t notice it because of the huge red ribbon wrapped on the hood. As my dad handed me the keys tears begin to roll down my face. “Take it for a drive, why don’t you!” shouted my dad. Everyone assumed my tears were of joy, so they begin to clap as I walked towards the car. However my tears were ones of disappointment and anger.
As I approach my car it reminds me of a roller coaster, waiting to take me on a thrill ride. After opening the door and then sitting in the seats that feel like a warm hug, I start the engine and then listen to its rev as if it were a tiger yawning after a long nap. The power that comes through the steering wheel and gearbox brings back memories of a rocket ship. In the back of my mind I am hearing the count down at the NASA Space Launch Pad...3...2...1.GO. Driving this car can be compared to riding a furious bull during a rodeo, if your hands are not on the wheel you can feel this car pulling away, screaming and jumping to be free. If you can control this beast you can make cuts in the road with the precision…...

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